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Gyrodactylus bullatarudis

BioProject PRJNA532341 | Data Source Adam Mickiewicz University | Taxonomy ID 82660

About Gyrodactylus bullatarudis

Gyrodactylus bullatarudis is a monogenean parasite of the guppy (Poecilia reticulata) which is a model species in eco-evolutionary research. Monogeneans are economically important fish pathogens and provide ideal model systems for studying host–pathogen coevolution.

Genome Assembly & Annotation


The genome assembly was produced by the Evolutionary Biology Group, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University. The assembly uses Illumina HiSeq4000 paired-end sequencing. The reads were assembled with shovil pipeline 1.0-pre1. Decontamination was performed using BLAST against UniRef90. Scaffolding was performed with BESST. Gaps were filled with the GAPCLOSER software. The mitochondrial genome was assembled with mitobim.


Gene models were provided by the Evolutionary Biology Group, Faculty of Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University. Different ab initio/evidence-based gene prediction were combined to obtain gene models: Geneid, glimmerHMM, GeneMarkES, geneMarkET and SNAP, using a combination of external RNASeq data, training gene models produced by PASA pipeline and PASA-derived transcript evidence. A very thorough procedure had been followed to combine the output of the above methods and produce the final gene models. More details can be found here.

Key Publications

Assembly Statistics

AssemblyASM1206441v1, GCA_012064415.1
Database VersionWBPS17
Genome Size84,346,884
Data SourceAdam Mickiewicz University
Annotation Version2022-02-WormBase

Gene counts

Coding genes10,741
Gene transcripts15,911

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